Fraction Fun with Spielgaben

Fraction Fun with Spielgaben

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I am going to be super honest with you today. I am so thankful that I am hired to write a blog post sharing Spielgaben activities with you. Why? Because the hands-on learning is SOOOOO good for her and my lazy self might ignore doing this if I didn’t have to. There have been seasons of life where I have been a rock-star with hands-on learning and curriculum extension, but this year we are just getting the basics done. When I pulled out this lesson for her to extend her math she beamed with joy and begged me to play over and over again.

She is reviewing fractions in her math and it’s always something that is easily forgotten in the early elementary years. We played a game to reinforce basic fractions.

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Using a sticky note as a base, the challenge was to roll the cube and place the correct fraction piece on the square paper. Once the paper was covered, we had a winner! Before playing I created a cube with different fractions on it to match the 1/4, 1/2, and whole pieces we had.

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I also created a second cube without pictures, which we played with second. This was much harder as there wasn’t a visual reminder for which piece to grab.

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See a bit of our fraction fun in action in the video below…

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This was a fabulous game to play for fraction review and also just to see her smile and hear her giggle.


See more fun we have had with Spielgaben!

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3rd Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices

3rd Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices L

My daughter is 8 and going into 3rd grade this year. Below are the 3rd grade homeschool curriculum choices we have made for Ladybug! Changes may come, but this is the plan for now!

Curious to see what she did in the past?

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3rd Grade Subjects

We will not be doing all of these every day. Follow along with us and I will share throughout the year so you can see how it all fits in!

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Math ~ She will be using Teaching Textbooks 4 this year. We had a great experience with TT 3 so this was an obvious choice. We will continue to use Spielgaben to reinforce certain math concepts in a hands-on way. I hope to bring Life of Fred back in since we both love it.

Reading ~ See our 3rd grade reading list here. She will also be using this Reading Comprehension Workbook.

Spelling ~ All About Spelling Level 3 ~ we used level 1 & 2 and it works well for her so we will be moving on to level 3!

Grammar ~ We will be using Growing with Grammar Level 3 and Grammar Galaxy. we loved the read-aloud portion of First Language Lessons 1 & 2 and Grammar Galaxy has this aspect that I love. GWG is my favorite workbook-style grammar book. 

Science ~ My husband teaches our kids science and he chose Apologia Astronomy for Ladybug and Krash. They are all thrilled and I am just thrilled that he teaches science! Ladybug will also be taking a science class at her weekly homeschool enrichment through our homeschool group.

Writing ~ I chose to switch all of my kids to IEW after having a good experience with my oldest last year. Ladybug will begin with IEW Bible Heroes.

Vocabulary ~ She will use a Spectrum workbook for the first time. I liked using this with Krash so I got her the 3rd grade book

Art ~ She LOVES art! At home we will use Home Art Studio and I signed her up for an enrichment art class with our local homeschool group that she will attend once a week. She also might take an evening art class. This is definitely her thing so we want to nurture her in this area since it is totally NOT my thing.

Geography ~ She will be using a combination of resources with a focus on United States geography. I will share more details in another post! 

History ~ Ladybug will join Krash for world history. We are using the same plan as last year…just continuing on!

The Visual Version

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3rd Grade Reading List

3rd Grade Book List

Last year we used visual reading lists for the first time and it was SO helpful! I chose to do this again for this upcoming homeschool year and today I am sharing my daughter’s 3rd grade reading list.

I used many sources to find books I thought she might enjoy and that I wanted her to try. I have not read all of these, but looked at reviews and am comfortable with giving these a try.  After deciding on many book choices for her, I created a page with each cover so she can browse and choose her next book easily. We do not own all of these so I have her choose and I put the book on hold at the library!

3rd Grade Book List

My daughter can read and comprehend beyond a 3rd grade level, but she still enjoys books focused towards the younger crowd. I try to balance this and spent lots of time on this list! She would read Critter Club and Magic Puppy all day long, and I still allow her to read anything she chooses alongside of books I choose. We also always have a basket of picture books she chooses from the library too! You are never too old for picture books!

Below you can see Amazon links to all of the books on this list {click over to the blog if you are reading in email}.

Downloads…

I have a few downloads you are welcome to use if you’d like. First, here is a copy of the book choice page featuring the books I chose for her. If you want to create your own visual list, it is easy!  Just grab the book cover images online somewhere {I used Amazon} and then copy them into a document and resize how you want!  I use PowerPoint to create my documents, I like their positioning tools the best.

Here is a blank reading record like hers. I just have her write the title, author and rate the book 1-10 based on her opinion.

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Here’s another reading log we have used.  It is very similar to the one we are using now.

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See our Book Lists Pinterest board here!

See some of our other book list posts below. Our new 6th grade list is coming soon!

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